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Another tragedy tells us hard things about ourselves


February 21, 2018

The recent horrific shooting spree at a Florida high school impacts all of us because we know it could have been members of our community hovering outside the perimeter of yellow tape, wondering if our kids were OK and grieving over those who were not.

The fact that mass shootings, which we’ll define as incidents in which at least four people were murdered with a firearm, have increased in recent years is alarming. We’ve become more aware of such incidents in recent years, but they are also proliferating, even as gun violence in the United States has precipitously declined over the pas...

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